Emily Shortridge, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shortridge is a fellowship-trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismus specialist.  Her adult practice focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of eye movement disorders, which allows her to help patients who struggle with double vision, and the social difficulties that come with having misaligned eyes.

Dr. Shortridge’s Pediatric practice is comprehensive and includes a wide range of pediatric eye needs, including strabismus, cataracts, tear duct disorders, amblyopia (or “lazy eye”), ptosis (drooping eyelids) and other disorders of the eyelids, ocular surface problems like pterygium and chronic inflammation, as well as medical glaucoma.  She also sees children needing exams for various medical disorders and syndromes.

Dr. Shortridge enjoys teaching our next generation of eye care specialists, and working within a comprehensive eye care team at Midwestern.  She studied Biology at Grand Canyon University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and attended the University of Arizona for her medical degree. She completed internship in Internal Medicine at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, and Ophthalmology residency at UTMB in Galveston, Texas. She then completed fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at MUSC in South Carolina before returning to Phoenix, her home town, to practice.